Mark Warburton insisted QPR deserved their slice of luck against Millwall.
Rangers won 2-1 at The Den, where Nahki Wells restored their lead with a simple tap-in following a mistake by Lions keeper Bartosz Białkowski.
It gave Warburton’s side a fourth consecutive league win and took them up to fourth in the table.
Although there was a touch of good fortune about the winning goal – Wells’ second of the game and sixth of the season – Warburton had no doubt Rangers were the better team.
And the manager also pointed to matches this season in which they had played well without getting points.
He said: “You earn your luck. We’ve also given soft goals away in recent games and that’s the nature of the league. You hope over the course of a season they even themselves up.
“We played good football last week, looked really dangerous and could have scored a hatful.
“Today was a different test, a different challenge, and one we had to stand up to.”
The result means a win against West Brom in next Saturday’s early kick-off would put QPR top of the Championship until at least other teams play later in the day.